Katy Juliet is the beautiful angel born to Mathew and Krista Plumeri just 10 months ago.
On May17, 2017, Krista and Matthew received the news every loving parent considers their worst nightmare, "Your baby has cancer."
Katy has been diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). The term "acute" refers to the tendency of this disease to progress rapidly. The survivability of this type of leukemia in infants is less than 50%, therefore it is imperative that aggressive treatment begin immediately.
For the past several days Katy's little body has endured blood tests, bone marrow tests, a lumbar puncture, and numerous other invasive diagnostic testing methods. Her mommy and daddy have not left her side.
Katy's battle has just begun. The treatment phases for this type of cancer are long. She is facing months of chemotherapy, first to kill as many leukemia cells as possible, then consolidation chemotherapy to stop the spread of the cancer, and then intensification therapy to kill off any remaining cancer cells. She is likely to also need a bone marrow transplant. This entire process could initially take approximately 9 months.
As you can imagine Matthew and Krista are completely devastated. This family knows their faith in God is their most powerful source of healing for Katy and ridding this cancer from her little body.
We are organizing this fundraiser to help Matthew and Krista focus on what really matters, ensuring Katy has every possible advantage as she prepares for the fight of her life. The financial strain on this young family will be tremendous. Katy will not be able to leave the hospital for months, and the Jacobsen's ability to pay for living expenses and related costs will be severely impacted due to their loss of income while caring for their only child around the clock at the hospital. Our goal is to relieve this enormous financial burden and make it possible for Matthew and Krista to spend every moment with their baby girl during the most difficult time of their lives.
We, Katy's family, are asking you for your love, support and fervent prayers for the Jacobsens along with any financial donation you are capable of offering.
May the Lord bless you in your gift, and bless this beautiful family.